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Cinnamon Rock Cakes

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Serves 1 - 8 Cakes

buttery, crumbly and simply melt in the mouth

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  • 226g self-raising flour
  • 113g demerara sugar plus some for sprinkling
  • 113g margarine
  • 113g dried mixed fruit (currants, sultanas, peel etc.)
  • 1 egg
  • a splash of milk
  • 1/2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (if, like me, you are cinnamons biggest fan, then add a whole tsp instead of half.)


    1. Preheat the oven to 175C. Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl and then add the ground mixed spice and the cinnamon. Mix through well.
    2. Next, add the margarine and mix to resemble fine breadcrumbs with your fingers. Add the sugar and then mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Pour a beaten egg into the mixture until it comes together to a sticky, dough ball. You made need a little milk at this point but add it a splash at a time.
    3. Place the mixture in generous lumps on a baking tray and then sprinkle with sugar. Don't smooth them out too much at this stage as they look much better when cooked, if they remain lumpy.
    4. Bake in the oven for 10-20 minutes, or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
    5. Then Enjoy! They are perfect with cups of tea and coffee and delicious with clotted cream when still warm from the oven!!

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1st Oct, 2012
Yummy- although the stage for adding fruit could be added to help first timers.
31st Aug, 2012
I had a lot to make for so doubled the recipe - they were DELICIOUS! I shared them with my Grandma who has been making rock cakes for over 20 years and said that they were better than hers! Will definitely be making again :)
15th Aug, 2012
Very easy - well received by guests.
8th Jul, 2012
Nice recipe, but like others wondered when you put fruit in. Also my husband thought it wasn't really necessary to have the sugar on the top as it was a bit too sweet for his taste, but shall certainly try again.
24th Jun, 2012
When do you put the fruit in?
9th Jun, 2012
Used a mix of sugars -granulated and light muscovado. Could have been more generous with the spice, less generous with the milk - ended up with paving slabs rather than rocks!, however, the texture and flavour were fine. I used a mixture of dried cranberries, raisins and choc chips.
10th May, 2012
They never hang around for long! Delicious!
30th Mar, 2012
Brilliant recipe : ) very easy to make and delicious. Did I miss the bit on adding the sultanas as I had add them at the last minute. It was probably me eager to eat them!
15th Feb, 2012
8th Feb, 2012
So easy and delicious! I accidentally made 6 giant buns! Oh dear! :p Gave them 25 mins and they came out perfectly! Won't last long! Cheers!


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